LA JUNTA – The East Otero School District announced Tuesday that it was closing the La Junta Intermediate School for two days because of bed bugs found in the building.
Superintendent Rick Lovato made the announcement in a letter sent to parents. Lovato wrote that the district wasn’t required to close schools because of the issue, but the district chose to close schools as a “precautionary measure.”
According to the state health department, there is no evidence that bed bugs transmit disease.
The district said maintenance staff will be “aggressively cleaning” the building so that classes can resume next Monday.
You can read Lovato’s full letter to parents below: